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Singers Bhuti Gurung and Lhencham Gurung talk about their lives and their singing in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Singer Yangzin Tsering sings a song from everyday life — as opposed to a formal court song, or Gar gLu— in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Tsewang Rinzin is a young filmmaker who wrote, produced, and had the starring role in "Serdhak The Golden Hill གསེར་བྲག་" about his native region of Mustang in northern Nepal. In this video, after a year living in New York, he discusses the importance of cultural preservation, the mass migration out of Mustang, and the sometimes harsh reality of immigrant life in the US. In the Baragaon variety of Mustangi, with English subtitles by Tenzin Namdol.
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Dechen Wangmo, a young woman originally from Mustang, Nepal and now living in New York, describes her experiences as an immigrant, a housekeeper, a nail salon worker, a nanny, and a mother in America.
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Yangchen Dolkar is a young woman from Mustang, Nepal living in New York City. This is her story and the story of her community -- the evolution of a transnational identity which is Mustangi, Tibetan, Nepali, and now also American.
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Singer Yangzin Tsering introduces herself and briefly describes her life and her singing in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. In Mustangi [Loke] with English subtitles. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Singers Bhuti Gurung and Lhencham Gurung sing a song in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Lhencham Gurung and Bhuti Gurung sing in Baragaon, a language variety spoken in Mustang in Nepal, at a community concert in Queens produced by the Endangered Language Alliance, led by Nawang Gurung, and the Himalayan Elders Project. The first song is "Tsawai Lama", the second song is "Chaktse Dawa" [from 3:15], and the third song is "Tala Shiva Sho" [Welcome Song], from 7:00. Part of Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song...
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Tashi Wongdi Gurung, a young Mustangi [Loke] speaker, describes his life and education, from boarding school in Jomsom to culture shock and college in Minnesota. Responding to the challenges of climate change, tourism, outmigration and underdevelopment, he shares his thoughts about how the Mustangi community can move forward.
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In recent years, a community of speakers of Mustang, a language of northern Nepal, has formed in Elmhurst, Queens. Regular monthly Mani Gatherings are held in a Queens apartment -- here two speakers explain the gatherings [with English subtitles]. Recorded by the Voices of the Himalayas Project. Project coordinator: Nawang Tsering Gurung.
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Singer Yangzin Tsering sings a song in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal, expressing how much a person living far away can long to see their home village. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Singers Bhuti Gurung and Lhencham Gurung sing a song in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Singers Bhuti Gurung and Lhencham Gurung sing a song in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Lobsang Wangdo, a singer and storyteller from the kingdom of Mustang in Nepal, came to Brooklyn at the age of 39 to work in construction and restaurants after a lifetime of herding. Here he describes his journey to American citizenship and demonstrates the unique music of his home.
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Lhakpa Gurung -- originally from Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang in Nepal, now living in New York -- explains the complexity of her background. She describes her passion for education, which began in Nepal, and the challenges of teaching Mustangi -- a language without its own writing system, whose speakers learn Tibetan writing -- to students in New York.
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Singers Bhuti Gurung and Lhencham Gurung sing a song in Mustangi [Loke], a Tibetic language from the Mustang region of northern Nepal. Produced by Nawang Gurung, Nicole Galpern, and Ross Perlin. Part of the Songs and Singers of the Himalaya project showcasing the diversity of song traditions in the new Himalayan center of New York — supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Tenzin Wangmo sings a song from Mustang, northern Nepal, at Unheard Of! 4, a celebration of the endangered languages and cultures of the Himalayas.
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